School District of Rhinelander, David Wall reach settlement in contract dispute
The School District of Rhinelander said in a statement that it and Assistant Superintendent Dave Wall have reached a settlement on the contract dispute and lawsuit filed earlier this year.
Wall also announced that he will retire from the School District of Rhinelander effective at the end of his 2013-2014 contract June 30.
In a joint press release with the District, Wall made the following statement:
“It is with much humility that I want to take this opportunity to thank the following for having had the honor and pleasure to work with and serve for the past 17 years in the School District of Rhinelander:
“· The students…you have and will forever keep me young at heart and I continue to learn so much from you through your talents and perseverance to be successful;
“· The parents… for allowing me the opportunities to work with your children… I am so thankful for having been a part of providing the best educational opportunities for them;
“· The teachers… for your dedication, commitment, and selflessness to teach and support the numerous needs of our students… so many of you deserve so much more;
“· The support staff…you truly do keep the district operating efficiently and build such special bonds with our students, parents and staff… we couldn’t do our jobs without your support;
“· My Administrative colleagues…I encourage you to continue to persevere through some of the most challenging times in education while continuing to focus on doing what is educationally best for our students;
· The Board…to those members whose focus and actions have been on bringing about educational changes that support student learning and will help to close the academic achievement gaps.
“I sincerely wish only the best for the students, parents and employees of the School District of Rhinelander and the Rhinelander community. A very special thanks to those individuals who have left me with so many wonderful memories.”
Wall filed a lawsuit against the School District in March alleging the District did not give him promised raises that he should have received every year since 2007. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.